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3 Tips for Better Digestion

If you suffer from a sensitive stomach or gut issues, you know it can ruin your day.⁣

Did you know that you can make a difference just by how you eat!?⁣

𝘏𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝟹 𝘵𝘪𝘱𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘥𝘪𝘨𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘥𝘦𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘣𝘶𝘳𝘯, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘰𝘰𝘥!⁣

𝟏.) 𝐓𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐒𝐦𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫 𝐁𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐬 🥄⁣

Sometimes I think we never grew out of the kid stage where you try to fit the biggest bite of food possible in your mouth.⁣

Aside from being extremely unattractive, it’s really hard to actually breakdown what you’re eating. ⁣

When you take smaller bites, more of your saliva coats the food. As gross as that sounds, saliva contains digestive enzymes, that start the breakdown of food before it hits the stomach.⁣

𝟐.) 𝐂𝐡𝐞𝐰 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐅𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐃𝐨𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐀𝐦𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭 🔁⁣

Think of chewing as being the pre-work for what happens in the stomach and gut. ⁣

If you suck at chewing, your stomach and gut have to do more work to break food down to get nutrients out (which it isn’t as successful at with poorly chewed food). ⁣

This can lead to bathroom problems, stomach aches, and poor nutrient absorption. ⁣

Do yourself a favor, chew to the point where it feels silly. ⁣

𝟑.) 𝐒𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐝𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐥 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 🕞⁣

Moms, I’m calling you out on this one.⁣

I understand it’s not always easy to take your time with a meal when you have kids requiring your attention. And sometimes it’s impossible to eat slowly.⁣

But when you can take extra time, it’s important to build that habit. Extending your meal time not only helps you practice the first 2 tips, it also allows time for your brain to recognize you’re filling your belly. ⁣

This is important for learning to recognize your hunger and fullness cues in the body. Eating fast is a huge cause of overeating.⁣

𝐁𝐎𝐍𝐔𝐒 𝟒). 𝐓𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐚 𝐒𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐥𝐥 𝐀𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐌𝐞𝐚𝐥 🚶🏻‍♀️⁣

What do most people do after a meal (especially a big meal)? They sit. ⁣

They sit at their desk.⁣

They sit on the couch.⁣

They sit in their car.⁣

Sitting makes digestion a little harder because of our body position. ⁣

One of the best things you can do to improve your digestion is to take a casual walk after eating. The movement of walking actually helps with the motility of the gut which helps food and waste move through more efficiently.⁣

Do you struggle with gut and stomach pain?⁣

How many of these eating tips do you already practice?⁣

𝘓𝘦𝘵 𝘮𝘦 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴!

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